Benefits of Using Composites for Canadian-Made Hockey Sticks
Composite materials have been used in a variety of Canadian industries for many years. One such Canadian industry that has benefited from composite materials is the hockey equipment manufacturing industry.
Benefits of composite materials for Canadian-manufactured hockey sticks
Composite materials were first used to make hockey sticks in 1999. Since then, composite hockey sticks manufactured in Canada have been a mainstay of professional hockey leagues around the world, including the National Hockey League.
An excellent example of a modern composite hockey stick is the Super Tacks AS1 from Canada-based CCM Hockey. Composites allow this stick to have not just one but two energy-storing flex points, which are commonly known as kick points. Having two kick points in their sticks allow players to shoot the hockey puck harder and faster without sacrificing lightness and durability.
Composite materials bring many other benefits to hockey sticks. A few of these benefits include:
- Increasing the energy stored from a player’s stick swing
- A higher resistance to breakage from impacts with the ice
- A significant increase in stick shaft and blade durability
- Being 35 percent lighter than sticks made from wood
With all of these and other benefits, composites are sure to be the material of choice for Canadian hockey stick manufacturers for many more years.
Composites One leads North America in composite materials distribution
Composite hockey sticks are just one of the Canadian-made products that benefit from composite materials. If you manufacture composite products in Canada, then you’ll need a steady stream of composite material supplies. Having the composite material supplies that you need when you need them is vital to your business.
At Composites One, our team can help you get all of the composite material supplies that you need for your business. We can provide this help thanks to the thousands of composite materials that we have in stock from more than 600 industry-leading suppliers. Additionally, we can help you reduce the amount of time it takes to get your supplies thanks to the 44 Composites One supply facilities that are located across the United States and Canada.
For more information about specific composite materials we offer or other services that we can provide for your company, contact the team at Composites One today.
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